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Pub Date: 08/11/2015

Pages: 110

Publisher: Etruscan Press

Imprint: Etruscan Press

ISBN 13: 9780989753234

ISBN 10: 0989753239

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Category: POETRY / American / General


By Joseph P. Wood

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About the Book

YOU. In verse that is both wild and taut with controlled fire, YOU. careens through a psychic underworld of passion and imprecation where husband and wife, father and daughter, addict and rehab, self and God, join and divide. Joseph Wood's book-length screed haunts like a Rilkean summons: YOU. must change your life.

You were every disease I
never knew. You were each collapsing cell.
You were the microscope, the telescope,
the reasons why I fell into your arms, baby,
like a problem. Math explains the universe . . .

Joseph P. Wood has written nine works of poetry, including Broken Cage, finalist for the 2013 National Poetry Series. He teaches English at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

About the Book

YOU. is of father and daughter, of lover and loved, of self and God; of addiction, mental health, and self-perception.


Joseph P. Wood: Born in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1975, he is the author of four books and five chapbooks of poetry, which include Broken Cage (Brooklyn Arts Press 2014, finalist for the 2013 National Poetry Series), Fold of the Map (Salmon, 2014), and I & We (CW Books, 2010). His work has appeared in venues such as Arts & Letters Daily, BOMB, Boston Review, Cincinnati Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Poetry London, Prairie Schooner, Verse, among others. He is an assistant professor of English at The University of Alabama-Birmingham.